Triveni Sangam Somnath
The confluence of three important rivers i.e. Hiran, Kapila, and Saraswati take place at the Triveni Sangam at Somnath before they meet in the ocean.
Lord Krishna had traveled to Golok Dham after bathing in this Triveni Sangam of Somnath. Many people take a dip here to purify themselves.
There are several ghats for bathing and changing rooms for changing clothes. People suffering from Pitru Dosha come here to perform Shradh, Tarpan, and other rituals.
Children take great pleasure in taking boat rides here and feeding pigeons at the ghat.
Somnath Golok Dham Teerth / Dehotsarga Teerth
At a distance of about 1.5 km from Triveni Sangam, Golok Dham Tirtha is the holy place from where Lord Krishna left for Baikunth Dham. It is also known as Dehotsarga Teerth.
According to the Bhagavata Purana, Lord Krishna walked for a few kilometers towards Devsarga after being wounded by a huntsman’s arrow at the bottom of Lord Krishna at Bhaluka Tirtha, in between he took a bath at Triveni Sangam.
Then Lord Krishna merged into the sky by becoming electricity from the place of Devsarga situated on the banks of the Hiranya river.
Here you will see the footprints of Shri Krishna, which have been made as to the divine memory of Lord Shri Krishna Nijdham Prana Leela.
At the same time, Shri Krishna’s elder brother Baldevji also assumed his real form (of Sheshnag) and left the cave route to Hades. This cave is called ‘Dauji-Ni Gufa’.
Gita Mandir, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shri Krishna Charan Paduka, Golok Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Maha Prabhuji Meeting,
Bhimnath Temple and Baldev’s Cave are built here. The 18th chapter of Gitaji has been inscribed on the pillars of the Gita Mandir. On the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti, many programs of Gita worship and Gita recitation are held here.
Timings: 6 am – 6 pm
Somnath Attraction Shardamath
Shri Kamnath Mahadev Temple, Shri Adi Shankaracharya Temple, Shri Adi Shankaracharya’s Cave, Shri Shankaracharya’s Gadi, Shri Narasimha Mahadev, Shri Dwadash Jyotirlinga, Shri Saraswati Mata and Shri Yantra are seen in Shardamath scenic spot.
Somnath Panch Pandav Cave / Hinglaj Mataji Cave
Five Pandava caves have been built near Triveni Sangam Ghat at a distance of 1.5 km from Somnath Temple and 2 km from Somnath Railway Station. It is also known as Hinglaj Mata Temple.
These five Pandava caves were discovered by the late Baba Narayandas in 1949. According to mythology, Pandavas worshiped Mother Hinglaj here during their exile.
Temples of Lord Shiva, Sita Maa, Ram-Lakshman, Hanuman Ji, and Goddess Durga are also built here. The entrance of the cave is very narrow and low.
Children will find it easy to climb, adults will have to crouch down, and entry is a bit difficult for older and heavier body people.
Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
Sun Temple Somnath
The Sun Temple is located near Hinglaj Mataji’s Cave. This temple is dedicated to Sun God and Chhaya Devi. During their exile, the Pandavas used to stay here and worship the Sun God.
The temple which is situated at this time was built around the 14th century. The idols of Shri Vishnu Bhagwan,
Mata Lakshmi, Brahma Ji, Mata Saraswati, Mata Sita, and Maa Parvati are installed in the temple. A Surya Kund is also located in this temple.
Bhalka Tirtha Somnath
About 5 km from Somnath temple. The Bhalka shrine is situated on the distant Veraval road. Earlier there was a forest at this place,
in which Shri Krishna was hit by the arrow of a huntsman named Jara while resting. In Treta Yuga, Lord Rama had deceived Bali with an arrow.
At that time Prabhu Shree had said that I will also give you a chance. When Dwapar Yuga came, Bali took birth as a fowler.
The fowler, mistaking it for a deer, targeted the deer, which hit the sole of Lord Krishna. Fowler folded his hands a lot, apologizing because he was regretting shooting the arrow.
Lord Krishna runs the world, he knew that the time had come for him to leave this world, so he forgave the fisherman and went to the Dehotsarga shrine and went to Baikunth.
There is a huge statue of Lord Shri Krishna lying here, as well as the Fowler is in the posture of asking for forgiveness while repenting.
There is a Peepal tree on the temple premises which is 5000 years old and never dries up. You will also find the Akhand Ramnam Kirtan Mandir established by Prem Bhikshu Ji Maharaj and the museum of Brahmakumari Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya next to it.
On the way back to Somnath from Bhalka Tirtha, there is Wanganga on the bank of the sea. At this holy place, two Shivlings have manifested themselves in the midst of the waves of the sea. People have been worshiping these Shivlings for almost 40 years.
Along with the world-famous Somnath temple, this vast beach of Somnath is an important part of your trip. After a whole day’s sightseeing, you can get rid of your tiredness here.
On this beach, you can see big waves and sandy stretches. The sunset here is especially spectacular. You can spend a romantic evening here with your life partner.
The waves here are very big and dangerous, so do not go further into the sea and throw out the thought of bathing, there is a lot of risk in bathing here.
Take special care of children. Here one can enjoy camel rides and horse rides with children. There are also many hawkers in Chowpatty here, you can do your belly pooja with their spicy breakfast.